Snorkel & Dive

5 hours

Snorkeling Silfra Day Tour

Jump into pristine glacial water to snorkel between the tectonic plates dividing Europe and America. As you’re snorkeling along on the surface, Silfra Fissure below provides an incredible underwater landscape with some of the clearest conditions for snorkeling in the world.

tour highlights

  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Silfra Fissure
  • Two tectonic plates

season:

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pickup service:

YES

pickup time:

see below

meet on location time:

see below

duration:

53 hours

tour region:

Southwest

age minimum:

12 years old

15992 isk per adult

The tour details

Upon arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your dry suit and snorkeling equipment. Your guide will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40 minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral, and Silfra Lagoon.

During your snorkel you will explore the four main parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section and where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them.
The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall. Here the full spectrum of Silfra’s colours and clarity become all the more apparent. At this point if you look at just the right angle you can see all the way to Thingvallavatn, over 150m away. Near to the opening to Thingvallavatn we will enter the Silfra Cathedral; as the depth reaches 23m you feel like you are flying over the boulders and glacial silt. Your snorkel is finished in the endless visibility of Silfra Lagoon.

Make sure to drink some of the Silfra water while you are snorkeling! Who knows when you will be able to drink water so pure again.

This tour is conducted alongside the Diving Silfra Day Tour. If you would like to snorkel while your friends or family dive, you can still enjoy the day together!

Please Note: Pick up service from Reykjavík is not available for all of the tours. If you need transportation, please be sure to pick a tour that gives you the option of pick up in Reykjavík. Pick up in Reykjavík begins one hour EARLIER than the tour times shown below. If you book a tour without transportation, you will meet us directly at Thingvellir Park.

Participants must:

  • Be at least 150cm tall
  • Be at least 45kg
  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Be comfortable in water and be able to swim
  • Be physically fit
  • Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit
  • Not pregnant

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